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The effects of a rapidly warming planet have reshaped the work of lifeguards, emergency responders and health officials.
Hawaii is vulnerable to hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, lava flows and sea level rise. A new guidebook offers local leaders tools for tackling these hazards.
Local emerging leaders and experts in their fields expound on the importance of bringing diverse minds to the table to develop solutions.
Many common skin care products add to the bombardment of microplastics in the ocean. A new German campaign seeks legislative support to rid them from store shelves.
There was a lot of talk about the need to address sea level rise and other problems but virtually no action in the Hawaii Legislature.
Efforts to address the effects of a warming planet on a vulnerable island state have mostly fallen short this session.
The Hawaii senator is chairman of a new committee on the climate crisis. He talks about what that means.
Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coastal properties.
Civil Beat teamed with a UH climate professor and the Malama Learning Center to offset some of our staff’s greenhouse gas emissions.
At the session’s halfway point, several new measures have support. But some current initiatives will expire if action isn’t taken.
While rising sea levels get much of the attention, another significant threat is the impact of severe weather on Hawaii’s mountains, watersheds and ag lands.